While every case is different, there is a process that we follow in the evaluation and pursuit of your injury claim.
Once we meet with you, we conduct an investigation into the facts of your case. If there are witnesses, incident reports, photographs, or physical evidence, we collect them all and analyze they become part of the investigation.
After we gather the evidence, we will determine if the evidence proves liability (does it show who was at fault for the injury) and how it will prove damages (what kind of harm or loss you may have sustained).
Once the investigation is completed, if the case meets our office’s intake requirements, we will proceed with the next step of the process. If it does not, we will tell you because honest communication is part of our office philosophy.
Because you are coming to us with serious injuries, you will likely be in treatment for quite some time. You will treat with your physicians until they say you have reached “Maximum Medical Improvement.”
During this time, we will work with you to make sure that your medical bills are sent to the proper insurers to be paid for. We will also make sure that you are seeing the proper specialists to treat your injuries so you can get back on the road to recovery.
The Pre-Litigation Process
Once you complete treatment, we will collect your medical records and any reports your physician may have prepared. We will also gather any lost wage information from your employers and any tax return documents that you may have.
The documents we compile will be put together into a settlement demand package, which is sent to the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Once the insurance company evaluates the claim, we will provide them with an opportunity to proffer a settlement offer. If the insurance companies refuses to tender an offer that fully and fairly compensates you for your injuries, we would then file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and pursue justice through the court.
The next step in the process is to put the case into litigation. During this time, we will file a complaint, exchange discovery and take depositions of the defendant and any fact witnesses. At the close of discovery, your case will be scheduled for trial.
We will then try the case to verdict.
Now, in some instances there may be a mediation prior to trial whereby we will attempt to negotiate a resolution to your case prior to verdict.
Just know that at all times, you will be kept informed about what is going on with your case.